Kobee Manatee: Heading Home to Florida Wins “Children’s Educational” Category in the 2015 International Book Awards!

Manatee News 5 22 2015

I have some great news for you! My children’s book just took top honors in the “Children’s Educational” category in the 2015 International Book Awards! Time for a BIG seagrass party:) I’m told that they had over 1200 entries, and it was their biggest year ever, since starting this program in 2009.

Looks like because my children’s book won first place, I’ll be spreading the news to more and more people about us endangered manatees…

…A major publicity campaign announcing the award results is already underway and will continue throughout the summer. A national press release will be blasted out next week to 200,000+ media outlets and publishing industry contacts. Select media (roughly 1400+ contacts) attending Book Expo America in NYC next week will be e-mailed about the results of IBA 2015.

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If you see any sick or injured manatees, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at: 1-888-404-FWCC. They are the folks who are responsible for rescuing us in Florida.

Here’s a cool link for you to learn more about how we’re rescued and brought into rehabilitation …


Here’s another awesome link to learn more about manatees …


~ Kobee Manatee